Now fully developed, Santa Ana has several distinct districts. The core of the city is the downtown area, which contains both retail andhousing, as well as the Santa Ana Civic Center which is a dense campus of administrative buildings for both the city and the county of Orange. The civic center is also home to the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse. Several historic homes dating from the late 1800s can be found as well, and their preservation is a key issue as development of the downtown area continues.
North of downtown is the "Midtown" district along Main St., home to entertainment destinations such as the Bowers Museum, MainPlace Mall, and the Discovery Science Center.
Near the intersection of the Santa Ana Freeway and the Costa Mesa Freeway is the newly-designated "Metro East" area, which the city council has envisioned as a secondary mixed-use development district. Currently the area is occupied by several office towers, but little retail or housing. Also on the east side of the city is the Santa Ana Zoo, notable for its collection of monkeys and species from South and Central America.
The south end of the city is part of the South Coast Metro area, which is shared with the city of Costa Mesa. South Coast Plaza, a major shopping center, is the primary destination of this area, which also contains several high-rise office and apartment buildings.
The City of Santa Ana offers a new homebuyer program! Contact Jose and Joseph Gallegos for more information at 714-968-4659 or email at JGallegosRealtor@aol.com. See the below information:
Communities across the country have been severely impacted by mortgage foreclosures and declining property values. In response, Congress passed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) and funded the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to help revitalize and stabilize impacted communities.
The City of Santa Ana is pleased to put Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds to work by acquiring, rehabilitating and selling foreclosed properties. Not only does this program provide an opportunity for families to purchase a home who might not otherwise be able to afford such a purchase, but it also will help to stabilize the neighborhoods surrounding these properties.
Each home available for sale under the City of Santa Ana’s Homeownership Program has been rehabilitated and equipped with a host of modern amenities and energy-efficient features that provide both convenience and cost-efficient living.
All homes have been updated to meet Energy Star guidelines, and include energy-efficient dishwashers, windows and lighting, as well as carpeting and insulation manufactured from recycled materials.
Water conservation measures have also been included in the modernization of each home, and all residences are newly equipped with low-flow faucets, showerheads, toilets and beautiful drought-tolerant landscaping that will save water. These energy-saving features not only help ease the impact of the environment, but also help to reduce monthly utility costs.